LFCC to Offer Seminar on Cyberspace and the Law

For Immediate Release:
August 25, 2008

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
svoth@lfcc.edu
Phone: 540-868-7134

WARRENTON, Va. – What are your rights when it comes to your personal information online? What constitutes free speech on social networking sites? In order to answer these questions, Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) will host a seminar titled "Campus Computing" on Sept. 16, 2008. Presented by C.L. Lindsay III, a nationally recognized expert and leader in the field of student rights, the seminar is free and open to the public. The seminar will take place in the Rose Loeb Student Center from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Fauquier Campus, located at 6480 College St. in Warrenton.

In today's society – where students are often accused of online harassment, electronic stalking, copyright infringement and software piracy – it is important for students and individuals to understand their rights in cyberspace. Lindsay, an attorney and founder of the Coalition for Student and Academic Rights (CO-STAR), will teach attendees about their rights, how the laws operate and what potential liabilities exist online. Attendees will also learn how to protect themselves online, both legally and personally.

CO-STAR is a national student rights organization that helps thousands of college students with their legal problems, free-of-charge, each year. In addition to his work with CO-STAR, Lindsay authored the book "The College Student's Guide to the Law: Get a Grade Changed, Keep Your Stuff Private, Throw a Police-Free Party, and More!," which was published by Taylor Trade Publishing in 2005.

For more information about the seminar, interested individuals may contact Sandi Pope at 540-351-1512 or spope@lfcc.edu.

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Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lord Fairfax Community College. Lord Fairfax Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. LFCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.

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